The Morning Mix: How Ricky Martin Played Us All

Idolator Staff | March 31, 2010 5:30 am

Did you hear?

:: Before he came out of the closet this week, Ricky Martin actually had some people fooled. How’d he do it? Trick photography, of course. Big props to Best Week Ever for compiling the 20 Straightest Photos Of Ricky Martin. [Best Week Ever]

:: Quit staring blankly at the sky and face the reality that Owl City actually bears even more of an eerie (and legally indefensible?) resemblance to Postal Service than you thought. You have to feel for Adam Young’s lawyer. [Vulture]

:: Carrie Underwood poses with a beagle puppy as part of her support for the Pedigree Adoption Drive. This woman could not look more all-American if she wrapped herself in the flag. [Just Jared]

:: We’ve tended to use the “Now That’s What I Call Music” CD compilations as drink coasters, but the A.V. Club has a better use for them: they’re cycling back through the old ones to examine just what the heck happened to pop music over the last decade. Can’t wait to see what lessons they’ll find when they get around to studying Ke$ha. [The A.V. Club]

:: Ludacris is trying to spread the word about the coming U.S. Census, apparently even finding time to go door-to-door to encourage participation. Hey, as modes of communication go, it’s got to be more effective than sexting. [Spinner/Paste]

After the jump: We leap off the top turnbuckle in remembrance of wrestling history. Music On TV Today: :: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC) – OneRepublic :: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Matisyahu :: The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) – The Whigs :: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – Drive-By Truckers


VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Today we’re taking the hot tub time machine all the way back to 1985: the fateful year that gave us New Coke, Back To The Future, and that landmark moment in sports-entertainment history, the first WrestleMania. On March 31, 1985, the World Wrestling Federation’s Wrestlemania debuted at Madison Square Garden after months of build-up that included promotion on MTV. The inaugural event was a tag-team match between Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. Ah yes, the good ol’ days, before Hulk was a reality TV “star” and before his divorce was tabloid fodder.

Twenty-five years later, we recall and honor what must’ve been the best of times for the Hulkster and Mr. T, with Mr. T’s original song “Treat Your Mother Right”. We pity the fool who treats his mama otherwise.

Have a fabulous day, everyone — and don’t fall for those April Fool’s jokes tomorrow morning!